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3/8/2012 4:00:58 PM
Mike Donnelly, HSLDA
More Calls Needed to Support Religious Freedom Restoration Act!

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More Calls Needed to Support Religious Freedom Restoration Act!

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Thank you for your calls in support of the Religious Freedom
Restoration Act. The Senate Rules Committee took action as you
requested and placed HCR 2657, which has now been renamed SCR 84, on
the regular calendar. The full Senate will likely vote on this
resolution tonight. The House will then need to concur with SCR 84 -
the House vote will likely take place tomorrow. If both the House and
Senate vote in favor of the resolution, the Religious Freedom
Restoration Act will be sent to an interim study committee over the
summer.

You can view the text of the resolution here:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13998

ACTION REQUESTED

Please contact both your senator and delegate today and ask them to
support SCR 84. You can use the following message in your own words:

"Please support SCR 84. This resolution will allow the Religious
Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) to be studied over the summer. RFRA is
necessary to adequately protect religious freedom in West Virginia."

You can find your senator and his or her contact information here:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13999

You can find your delegate and his or her contact information here:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14000

BACKGROUND

On June 25, 1997, by a 6-3 majority, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in
The City of Boerne v. Flores that the 1993 federal Religious Freedom
Restoration Act (RFRA) was unconstitutional. By doing this, the Court
gave the lowest level of protection to religious liberty. Under this
minimal standard, the state can override a citizen's right to freely
exercise his or her religious beliefs by simply proving that its
regulation is "reasonable." Since nearly all state regulations can be
determined to be "reasonable," religious freedom is exceedingly
limited.

If passed, the West Virginia RFRA would restore the high standard of
protection for religious liberty previously guaranteed in the federal
RFRA and earlier Supreme Court decisions.

For additional information, visit our Issues Library at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14001

Thank you for your effort to advance freedom in West Virginia!

We greatly value you and your support--it is a privilege to serve you!
If you or someone you know is not a member of HSLDA, will you consider
taking a moment today to join or recommend us and support our work
defending individual families threatened by government officials and
protecting homeschooling freedom for all? Join now:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14002


Very truly yours,

Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
Staff Attorney




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